June 02, 2010



The Times Higher Education article
announcing Sir Peter's stepping down as Kingston's Vice Chancellor was swamped with very critical comments from readers highlighting his contribution to workplace bullying. I admit they presented a very unflattering image of the man.

As of today (1 June 2010) all these critical comments have been removed from that blog. What was left is a wash out. Does Sir Peter have a guardian angel?

No, he has expensive legal help that threatens THES with legal action so the latter removed the 'offending' comments and replaced them with the following statement:
  • Editor's comment

    We welcome free speech but not comments that are libellous, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. Any postings of this nature will be removed.

    Ann Mroz, Editor


Anonymous said...

Always remember that the biggest supporters of THE in the form of advertising £££s are the universities, including Kingston University. All they need to do is just suggest that they'll withdraw their ads, and THE bends right over for them.

Beauty and Health Editor said...

Hmmm, corruption in high places.

If equality and diversity as well as free speech were truly what they are supposed to be, then everything would not be so politically correct. People would really be allowed to say what they have to say.

However, I see that only certain people are really allowed to do and say whatever they please, and of course get away literally with murder at the same time.

I mean, if we are really talking about equality and all that fake stuff, when a person says that they have been bullied, it would be thoroughly investigated.

Of course these days, it all depends on how much money you have and who you know and not what you know.

so typical of the corrupt society we live in today.